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4 pin vs 8 pin

Hello, I just purchased a Corsair TX650M power supply and a Sapphire Radeon HD7950 video card for my son's AMD Phenom II X6 processor and N-Alvorix-RS 880 motherboard. I went to install the power supply and my motherboard has only 4 pins for the black and yellow wires. The new Corsair power supply has an 8 pin on the end of it.
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    Assuming you have the correct cable, it should break in half like this
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/eps4plus4.jpg
    They are asymmetrical so only one side will fit.

    If it won't break in half, you might be holding one of these
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie8.jpg
    Looks very similar but should break into 6+2 rather than 4+4.
  2. The power supply he has has a 4+4 so it should be able to break in half.
  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! IT BROKE IN HALF EASILY AND IS NOW INSTALLED AND WORKS PERFECTLY!!! THANKS AGAIN :D

    Rammy said:
    Assuming you have the correct cable, it should break in half like this
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/eps4plus4.jpg
    They are asymmetrical so only one side will fit.

    If it won't break in half, you might be holding one of these
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie8.jpg
    Looks very similar but should break into 6+2 rather than 4+4.
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